Having a problem enrolling in a course?

| July 3, 2024 (LIVE)
Submitted by Ericka Wagner for McMaster University

When enrolling this semester, you may come across error messages. Here’s what they mean and what can be done about them.

Closed Course:

  • When a course is closed, the Student Experience team cannot enroll students into a closed section of a course. There are no waitlists and instructors cannot give seat authorizations. Try using SeatAlert to notify you when a seat becomes available. Check back on Mosaic from time to time. Schedules will be changing between now and the add/drop date (add/drop for Fall is Wednesday, September 11).

Requirements Not Met:

  • A prerequisite is a requirement to be fulfilled before registration in a course is permitted. This is usually the successful completion of another course. Our Faculty is quite strict on prerequisites, and we do not waive prerequisites under any circumstances.

Reserved Seat Capacity:

  • A small number of seats will be reserved for students who require these courses as part of their degree requirements. Reserve capacity is lifted on a rolling basis. Faculty of Business only oversees reserve capacity for Commerce courses. If you have questions about non-Commerce reserve capacity, you must reach out to the Faculty who administers these classes.

Remember, enrollment is a process, not a date!

Questions? Email buscom@mcmaster.ca (don’t forget to add your student ID number)!

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